Jasper, is an aggregate of microgranular quartz and/or chalcedony and other mineral phases. It is found in an opaque, and is an impure variety of silica, usually red, yellow, brown or green in color; and rarely blue. The common red color is due to iron(III) inclusions.
If we talk about African Jasper, it is a form of jasper found in Africa and is often tinted to reach out its extensive color. It helps to enhance its purpose as a Jasper stone substitute its own matrix. Throughout history, the African Jasper is a has been prominent as the “Supreme Nurturer”. This stone has been utilized and sacred by individuals all over the world.
Most people believe that this stone has exquisite and healing powers, and it helps to heal the body and the soul. Chronological records show that this stone helps to assist the nature of human beings. Native Americans believed that Jasper could defend them in astral journey and also could release the gateways of the sacred realms.
Types of Jasper
Black Jasper, or Basanite, is a flinty form, it is one of the rarest one of Jasper. It empowers the supreme physical efforts and mental efforts and is a protective stone. Black Jasper has the ability to take one deep into an altered state of consciousness.
Blue Jasper is found in various shades of blue. It is linked with the nobility of spirit and purpose; it imparts courage to speak out against injustice and to risk unpopularity to defend the vulnerable. It helps one to speak the truth and also releases the negativity from the mind.
Brecciated Jasper (Jasper containing Hematite), is predominantly brick red, patterned with brown, black and beige color. It has strong grounding energies and is remarkable for attaining emotional stability and bouncing back after dealing with a conflict or crisis.
Brown Jasper ranges from deep chocolate brown to tan or ivory and is characterized by artful banding. Brown Jasper is connected to the Earth and encourages a deep ecological awareness of the person. It is helpful in bringing stability and is particularly grounding as a worry stone.
Dalmatian Jasper is pale gray; cream with dark spots and resembles the coat of a Dalmatian. It is a healing and a protective stone. It counters cynicism, skepticism, strengthens the family bond. It helps to remove the growing negativity in the family.
Green Jasper, a component of multi-colored Jaspers, is the rarest and prized when it forms a single green color. It ranges from pale green to a deep green or olive green. It increases fertility, banishes ghosts and evil thoughts. It is also helpful in removing the obsessive tendencies and restore harmony to the emotional body.
Kambaba Jasper sometimes called Green Stromatolite Jasper. It has orbs of deep green and black; one of the more of exotic jasper. It contains the earliest records of life on earth and is a marvelous stone for bringing peace and tranquility to troubled minds. It helps one to get out of the depression and relaxes nerves.
Leopardskin Jasper is Orbicular Jasper, usually found in the shades of green, orange with dark-leopard like banding and glassy inclusions. This is also known as shamanic shape-shifter’s stone. It strengthens the sense of self, attracting the right energies into one’s life to heal and move beyond past traumas. It helps to release the stress.
Mookaite Jasper, or Mookaite (Chert), found in reddish-rose color, marbled or striped with bands of yellow, cream and tan. It is also known as Aboriginal Mother Earth stone and is known for healing and connection with the positive energy. It awakens the energy of one’s own instinct and is an excellent stone for pregnant parents.
Ocean Jasper, also called Sea Jasper, is rare stone collected from the remote shores of northwestern Madagascar and can only be mined at low tide, it is sometimes referred as The Atlantis Stone. It has gentle nurturing energy and helps one to get attached to the self.